The Courtyard

West Wittering, Sussex
+44 (0)7816 281016

A lovely old cottage in the middle of West Wittering with a walled courtyard, a little orchard and plenty of space for family get-togethers


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You can walk to nearly everything you want. Cross the road and into a field for a five-minute stride to the sandy beach with a surf school and a cafe, The Landing, where you can get croissants, sandwiches and coffees. You can also walk to a good pub, The Old House at Home. But the kitchen here is very well equipped for even dedicated cooks, with a big table, and you’ll find all the basics – just replace what you use.

Relax in the large, light sitting room with good antiques, fresh flowers and a log fire – there’s another big table in here too. All the colours are gentle and warm, art adorns the walls and doors are thick and chunky. There’s a utility room for sandy gear or muddy boots, a raised and rustic patio area outside with a barbecue, and bedrooms with thick mattresses and crisp cotton.

Pack up a picnic and head to the beach, walk into the village for a good butcher and a little newsagent selling everything.

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We think you'll love

  • Being able to walk to everything and forgetting about the car
  • Walking across fields to such a gorgeous, white sand beach
  • Coming out of season when the hordes have gone home
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You should know

  • There are two designated parking spaces off the road
  • There's no welcome hamper so bring what you need
  • Two of the bedrooms share a shower room


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights, 4 nights in high season, 7 nights in peak season
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £325
Weekly price
from £1620
Damage deposit
Short breaks, please enquire for pricing.
1 House for 8
From £3254 bedrooms


A lovely, light space filled with antiques, good art and gentle colours just a five-minute walk from a white sandy beach.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

This is a grand spot from which to explore, by foot, bike or in your car. A half hour walk will take you to East Wittering, another superb beach and a much greater choice of shops. The National Trust headland East Head is great for birdwatching and dog walking. Join the Salterns Way and hike to Chichester if you're feeling strong then fire up the barbecue and enjoy the peace of the garden.

Local points of interest from Amanda Pugh

  • West Wittering beach, only a 5 min walk, is blessed with soft white sand and rolling dunes. Perfect for picnics, beach cricket, swimming, surfing, windsurfing and much more. Plenty of parking and a gorgeous cafe for hot chocolate and cake.
  • Walk or cycle the Salterns Way. Its just moments from the cottage and leads all the way to Chichester. Stop off in Itchenor en route and catch the ferry to Bosham Hoe and enjoy pub lunch or picnic on the way.
  • Try some old fashioned fun and go crabbing at Dell Quay or Bosham. Just take a line of string, some bacon and lots of patience. Enjoy lunch at the Crown & Anchor in Dell Quay or explore the harbour village of Bosham and nearby Fishbourne Roman Palace.
  • Chichester is just 15 mins away with its beautiful Cathedral and if you enjoy theatre, there's Chichester Festival Hall. Goodwood is also just a 15 -20 mins drive, well known for its motorsports and horse racing events plus spectacular house and gardens.
  • Portsmouth is a 30 minute drive and is perfect for some retail therapy at Gunwharf Quays. For some British Naval history visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Marvel at the Mary Rose and step aboard Nelson's HMS Victory to relive the Battle of Trafalgar.
  • Further afield there are National Trust houses at Uppark and Petworth, the amazing Weald & Downland Museum in Singleton and the cathedral and castle in Arundel. Great restaurants and pubs are in abundance. Local faves are Billys on the Beach and The Lamb


Amanda Pugh

Gayfere Cottage and The Courtyard have been in the same family for generations and they still use them for their own holidays as often as they can. You let yourselves in with a key safe system and Amanda is your point of contact during the stay.